Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Life is meant to be lived

An enchanting story about violinist Fritz Kreisler tells how he once came across a beautiful instrument he wanted to acquire. When he finally raised the money for the violin, he returned to buy it and learned that it had already been sold to a collector.

He went to the new owner's home in order to try to persuade him to sell the violin. But the collector said it was one of his prized possessions and he could not let it go. The disappointed Kreisler turned to leave, but then asked a favor. "May I play the instrument once more before it is consigned to silence?"

Permission was granted and the great musician began to play. The violin sang out a quality of music so beautiful that the collector himself could only listen in wonderment. "I have no right to keep that to myself," he said after the musician finished. "The violin is yours, Mr. Kreisler. Take it into world, and let people hear it."

William Arthur Ward said, "If you believe in prayer, pray; if you believe in serving, serve; if you believe in giving, give." For you and I are exquisite violins -- our music is meant to be heard.

I want to live my life that way -- to take it into the world and live it fully. I'd rather burn out than rust out. I'd rather be used up than die not having done whatever I could...wherever I would.

I'm not talking about wearing ourselves out on over-activity. Happiness is never found in excessive busyness. But it is found in investing our lives in others. Saying YES when asked for a hand. Volunteering some time for a worthwhile organization. Spending an hour with a lonely relative.

In the end, I know that my happiness will not have been about by my ability or my inability. It will have been about my availability.

My life is meant to be lived.

Monday, March 24, 2008

SMILE and the world smiles with you ^_^

There's a simple, easy step you can take that will exert a positive, powerful influence in a variety of situations. That simple act is a genuine smile from the heart.
Smile, and not only does it improve your appearance, it improves all of you. Smile, and you cannot avoid being more positive toward life.
Smile as you speak, and your voice will be more confident, enthusiastic and convincing. Even when you're talking over the phone and the person at the other end can't see you, a smile adds noticeable value to the conversation.
Give a smile to others, and you instantly improve the quality of each encounter. Smile to yourself, and new positive possibilities come clearly into view.

A smile costs you nothing, and yet it can bring so very much. Take a look around, and you'll see that the most successful and fulfilled people are those who smile the most.

Even when you can't think of a reason to smile, smile anyway.

Smile, and you'll surely create plenty of good reasons.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Do I need a title for random typing?

I always remind myself that...I only get to be Joselyn Lee once... no more second I should live life to the fullest and enjoy every single moment of it. Saying is easier than doing it. Although Joselyn Lee is not someone great nor am I someone wonderful, but I am who I am and I wanna be happy and live a simple happy life and do stuffs that I enjoy. Be with people that I love. Love those who love and appreciate me in return. Give some time to the people who needs me, give happiness to people who needs it.....sigh....I'm not feeling like myself. Forgive the confusing message that I'm trying very hard to convey now.

I guess there should not be too many confusing message here. Just want to remind myself that no matter what happens in the future, my friends is and should remain the most important people in my life! I just love them so much. Thanks to all my darlings for being there for me when I needed it the most and I love you all for that. God bless us all

Love, Joselyn

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


What does it mean to worry?
The Latin concept of worry describes a turbulent force within a person. Worry is a heart and mind in turmoil.

The ancient Greeks thought of worry as something that tears a person in two and drags that person in opposite directions. It is like opposing forces in deadly conflict within the very being of the individual.

The word "worry" itself comes from an old Anglo-Saxon term meaning to choke, or strangle, and that is exactly what it does - it chokes the joy of living wage right out of its victim. And it chokes off the energy to improve one's condition.

There is a place for healthy concern, but too often our concern turns into fearful worry. And worry, more than the problem, becomes our real enemy.

Some people have worried for so long that they have become good at it. Just as we can become good at any attitude or behavior if we practice it enough, we can also become good at worrying. Worry is habit - a habitual response to life's problems.

Next time you feel yourself worrying, be like the frogs - they eat what bugs them. Decide to no longer practice needless worry and instead practice peace. Replace your habit of fearful worry with the habit of courageous action. As Harvey Mackey has said, "Good habits are as addictive as bad habits and a lot more rewarding."

Practice joy. Practice faith. And practice courage.

Soon your life will be too rich and full for worry.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The devils' work

Here's an old tale that's worth re-telling:

The devil was displaying various tools his followers should use to mislead human beings. The impressive array included Pride, Hatred, Jealousy, Dishonesty and Impurity.
Next to these was a smaller, less noticeable tool. One of the minor devils asked, "What's the name of this one, and of what use can it be?"

"Oh, a most valuable instrument, I assure you," Satan answered. "It always works when the others fail. It's called Discouragement."

It's hard to go through life without getting discouraged occasionally. Yet allowing ourselves to be downhearted not only keeps us from getting our task done – whatever it may be – it prevents us from experiencing the joy our creator wants us to know.
If things are really rough, seek help. And have faith that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel!